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Review: The Last Neanderthal

There’s a moment in Claire Cameron’s new novel The Last Neanderthal when Girl — the Neanderthal hero — curls her lip to expose her gums to the air, so she can better read the energy of the forest. Read more

‘Emily and Me’ longlisted for the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize

My short story ‘Emily and Me’ has made the longlist for the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize.  Read more

Review: Willem DeKooning’s Paintbrush

There are short-story debuts that emerge into the world and merely hint at the promise to come. Then there are collections that arrive fully formed, as if the writer is no mere debutante, but has stepped directly into the literary spotlight, with an ace or two (or three) up her sleeve. Read more

Review: Barrelling Forward

There’s a point in the story “Auditioning”, from Eva Crocker’s debut collection Barrelling Forward, when twin sisters Sandra and Rochelle fly from St. John’s to Toronto to audition for a Tupperware commercial. Read more